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Lake Shore / Queensway / Queen:
Buses replace streetcars, starting May 7



Update — Friday, June 16, 3:40 p.m.: The City is starting a project to replace the sidewalks and install streetscaping on Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue, Monday, June 19.


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TTC CLRV #4039 picks up passengers at Humber Loop for a long journey east to Neville Park. This shot was snapped by W.N. Carr in August 1984.

The TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the entire 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes — between Neville Park and Long Branch loops — starting this Sunday, May 7.

By operating buses, instead of the cars, the TTC is accommodating several current and upcoming construction projects, including:

Another project likely to affect TTC service on Queen is the project to rebuild the pedestrian overpass linking the CF Eaton Centre with the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street store just west of Yonge Street.

Buses have already replaced the cars west of Roncesvalles Avenue for the Lake Shore West, Humber Loop and The Queensway projects since January 8.

Starting Sunday, the TTC operates buses on two shuttle routes:

  • 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch — between Neville Park and Long Branch loops; and
  • 301P / 501P Queen / Park Lawn — between Neville Park and Park Lawn loops.

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Buses serving both routes follow identical paths east of The Queensway and Windermere Avenue. Between Queensway / Windermere and Lake Shore Boulevard West / Park Lawn Road, buses serving the 301L / 501L route operate both ways along Windermere and Lake Shore Boulevard West. Buses serving the 501P route operate both ways along The Queensway and Park Lawn.

Saturday, May 6 is the last day that the TTC operates buses along the 501M shuttle route between Windermere and Marine Parade. (Buses on this route have partially replaced streetcars since Monday, January 3.) Saturday is also the last day that buses serving the 301L / 501L shuttle route operate along Dufferin Street, Springhurst Avenue and Fort Rouille Street or through Dufferin Gate Loop.

Buses continue to replace the cars at least until early September.

Since the TTC is not using streetcars for 301 / 501 Queen passengers, it can reassign the cars to other routes:

  • resuming streetcar service along the 503 Kingston Rd route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours;
  • operating streetcars only, instead of cars and some buses, along the 504 King route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; and
  • resuming streetcar service along the 511 Bathurst route every day at all times except overnight.

Buses continue to replace streetcars along the 502 Downtowner route, since some of these construction projects also disrupt service along that route.


501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

Saturday, May 6 is the last day until September that the TTC operates streetcars along the routes.

Starting Sunday, May 7, buses operating along the 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch and 301P / 501P Queen / Park Lawn shuttle routes replace the cars.

301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch

From Sunday, May 7 until Saturday, September 2, eastbound buses start their trips in Long Branch Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Windermere Avenue;
eastward along The Queensway and Queen Streets East and West; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Long Branch Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Ninth and Thirty-Seventh Streets, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets, Royal York Road, Lake Crescent, Miles Road, Norris Crescent, Summerhill Road, across from Mimico Avenue, at Superior Avenue, across from Burlington Street and Louisa Streets and Legion Road, at Park Lawn Road, beside #2155 Lake Shore West and at Brookers Lane,
  • on Windermere Avenue at The Queensway,
  • on The Queensway east of Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at Roncesvalles Avenue.
  • on Queen Street West at Wilson Park Road, Dowling, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin Street, east of Gladstone Avenue, at Abell Street, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, east of Saulter Street, at Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue, at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, at Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

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Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Neville Park Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverley Road, Elmer Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, across from Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street, at Broadview Avenue, Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street, at John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, west of Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren and Roncesvalles Avenues,
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue and Parkside Drive, west of Colborne Lodge Drive and Ellis Avenue,
  • on Windermere Avenue south of The Queensway,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from #2095 and #2155 Lake Shore West, west of Park Lawn Road, at Legion Road, Louisa and Burlington Streets, Superior, Mimico and Hillside Avenues, Symons Street, Lake Crescent, Royal York Road, west of Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

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301P / 501P Queen / Park Lawn

From Sunday, May 7 until Saturday, September 2, eastbound buses start their trips in Park Lawn Loop, then proceed:

northward along Marine Parade Drive and Park Lawn Road;
eastward along The Queensway and Queen Streets East and West; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Park Lawn Loop,
  • on Park Lawn Road north of Lake Shore Boulevard West, across from 88 Park Lawn, the eastbound off-ramp from the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway and the westbound on-ramp from the Gardiner and
  • on The Queensway east of Park Lawn Road, across from Aldgate Avenue and Stephen Drive, beside #120 The Queensway, east of South Kingsway, at Windermere Avenue, east of Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at Roncesvalles Avenue.
  • on Queen Street West at Wilson Park Road, Dowling, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin Street, east of Gladstone Avenue, at Abell Street, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, east of Saulter Street, at Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue, at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, at Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

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Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Neville Park Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverley Road, Elmer Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, across from Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street, at Broadview Avenue, Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street, at John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, west of Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren and Roncesvalles Avenues,
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue and Parkside Drive, west of Colborne Lodge Drive, Ellis and Windermere Avenues, at South Kingsway, across from #120 Queensway and at High Street, Stephen Drive and Aldgate Avenue,
  • on Park Lawn Road south of The Queensway, beside #133 Park Lawn, at the eastbound off-ramp from the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway, beside #88 Park Lawn and at Lake Shore Boulevard West and
  • in Park Lawn Loop.

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Together, buses serving the four routes drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

East of The Queensway / Windermere Avenue

Starting Sunday, May 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 5 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about noon;
  • every 3 minutes 40 seconds from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 5 minutes from after about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 8:

  • every 2 minutes 50 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 3½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 3 minutes 20 seconds during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 4 minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.;
  • every 5 minutes after about 10 p.m.; and
  • every 15 minutes overnight (every day of the week).

Starting Saturday, May 13:

  • every 3 minutes 45 seconds Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 3 minutes 37 seconds from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 3 minutes 15 seconds from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 4 minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 5 minutes after about 10 p.m.

West of The Queensway / Windermere Avenue

Starting Sunday, May 7:

  • every 10 minutes Sundays and holidays before about noon;
  • every 7 minutes 20 seconds from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 10 minutes after about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 8:

  • every 5 minutes 40 seconds Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 7 minutes from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 8 minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.;
  • every 10 minutes after about 10 p.m.; and
  • every 15 minutes overnight (every day of the week).

Starting Saturday, May 13, buses serve passengers:

  • every 7½ minutes before about 8 a.m. Saturdays;
  • every 7 minutes 15 seconds from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 6½ minutes from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 8 minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes after about 10 p.m.

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